Insomnia and sleeplessness SUX!
I don't always sleep well. I may only get 3-hour sleep gaps here and there... it's only about one day in three that I manage to grab c. six-ish hours straight. It's frustrating in the fact that, as a young man, I used to sleep 8-9 hours straight through (and like a log!), no worries at all.
It's not that I'm stressed or upset, there's nothing wrong nor troubling me, or that my mind is ticking over or I'm over-thinking - nothing like that. I'm just finding that once I wake-up after a c.3-hour sleep - I'm wide awake! I've tried different things in an attempt to fall back to sleep. I'm just one of those people who does not like just 'laying there', waiting for sleep to come. So - I get up! I may read a bit, or watch a bit of a DVD, or surf a bit - especially if it's in the middle of the night (as so often happens!) I'm not going to get domestic and make a lot of noise at that time of day - that's not fair on my neighbours.
These "disrupted sleep patterns" are symptoms of both my Bi-Polar and MS - well done, Mal! D'oh! Trust me...
cf. Article: "MS and Sleep" (click)
Peas be with ewe